Eurovision 2019 Stage : Reactions to Florian Wieder’s assignment and the first hints on the design
Yesterday the local Israeli media revealed that the designer of the next Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv will be Florian Wieder
According to local media reports , initially 7 candidates had submitted had submitted their application and they were later shortlisted to two — the Israeli design company Forma Studio (headed by Maya Hanoch) and Florian Wieder. Both of the leading candidates were required to submit an amended offer to the EBU and KAN. In the end, a professional committee chose Wieder’s sketch.
Hanoch designed the stage of the previous Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem in 1999, and also designed with Fahima the stages of “Kochav Nolad”, “The Next Star”, “Born to Dance”, “Just Want to Dance” and “Fly the Million.” Hanoch is also the daughter of singer Shalom Hanoch and the song “Maya” was written for her. Obviously disappointed by this development she stated:
We are very disappointed with this decision.We have been told in the past few days that there was a serious dilemma between our design and Florian’s design, and we were told that the two designs are excellent, and we thought that these two designs were the best, A consideration of national pride. “The Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv has to be shaped by Israelis
FIRST HINTS ABOUT THE STAGE
According to newspaperv Yediot The Star of David , will be the source of inspiration for the Eurovision 2019 stage design.This significant national and religious symbol for Israel will feature the stage designing under the objective of showcasing the country’s cultural heritage and traditions. The motif will be moving triangles symbolizing Judaism and the state of Israel. The triangles will be set in that way forming the star of David.
THE STAR OF DAVID
The significant national and religious symbol is known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David , is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. Unlike the menorah, the Lion of Judah, the shofar and the lulav, the Star of David was never a uniquely Jewish symbol, although it had been used in that way as a printer’s colophon since the sixteenth century.
The flag of Israel, depicting a blue Star of David on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the country’s establishment.